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  Louis Wolheim (left), unidentified player and William Boyd.
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Two Arabian Knights
Also known as {Two Arabian Nights}
(1927) American
B&W : Feature film
Directed by Lewis Milestone

Cast: William Boyd [Private W. Daingerfield Phelps III], Mary Astor [Mirza / Anis Bin Adham], Louis Wolheim [Sergeant Peter O’Gaffney], Ian Keith [Shevket], Michael Vavitch [the Emir of Jaffa], M. Visaroff (Michael Visaroff) [the ship captain], Boris Karloff [the purser], DeWitt Jennings [American consul], Nicholas Dunaev [Mirza’s man servant], Jean Vachon [Mirza’s maid servant], Denis D’Auburn [the Emir’s advisor]

Caddo Company production; distributed by United Artists Corporation [United Artists Picture]. / Produced by John W. Considine Jr. and Howard Hughes. Produced under the supervision of (production supervision by) John W. Considine Jr. Screen version (scenario) by Wallace Smith and Cyril Gardner, with continuity by James T. O’Donohue, from a screen story by Donald McGibeny. Production managers, Walter Mayo and Leeds Baxter. Art direction by William Cameron Menzies. Interior decorations (set dressing) by Casey Roberts. Assistant director, Nate Watt. Technical director, Ned Herbert Mann. Photography (cinematography) by Antonio Gaudio (Tony Gaudio) and Joseph August. Titles (intertitles) by George Marion Jr. Film editor (edited by) Douglas Biggs. Presented by Howard Hughes and John W. Considine Jr. / Released 23 September 1927. / Standard 35mm spherical 1.37:1 format. / Academy Award winner for Comedy Picture Direction. / Silent film.


Survival status: Print exists in the University of Nevada, Las Vegas, Film Department film archive (Howard Hughes collection).

Current rights holder: (unknown)

Keywords: Americans (Abroad) - France - Gas masks - Soldiers - Weather: Rain - War: World War I (28 July 1914-11 November 1918)

Listing updated: 15 August 2009.

References: Film credits, film viewing : Dowd-Vidor pp. 88, 289; Nollen-Karloff p. 34; Vermilye-Twenties p. 16 : ClasIm-302 p. 12 : Website-IMDb.

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